Tap to explore new towns, build your empire & settle the idle frontier! Now with less dysentery!
Start exploring your first wild west town with the help of local town folk to mine for gold and cash you’ll need to become the tycoon of Tap Town!
Tap your way to idle tycoon status one town at a time, hiring interesting characters from various towns, and sit back and watch as your gold piles up! Can you reach Providence Valley?
AUTOMATE your businesses and earn limitless cash while you're idle
INVEST your idle cash into your town and watch your profits multiply
COLLECT characters to help strengthen your town
PRESTIGE to continue your journey one town at a time
COMPETE in event leaderboards for profit multipliers
Reach Providence Valley and find limitless prosperity!
Please Note: Idle Frontier is a free-to-play game, but some extra game items can be purchased for real money. You can disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. Playing Idle Frontier requires a secure internet connection.
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Howdy travelers! We've got another update for y'all. Have fun out there!
- Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Great game, main game becomes too hard
I have been playing this game for several years and overall it’s my favorite idle game that I’ve found. I have noticed improvements to the events such as you can generally get to 2nd or 3rd stage and have one normal business and the two transport businesses running. And then certain events the managers stay at Level 1 and it’s just higher cost to upgrade them. I personally would prefer this style every time or at least more frequently. I spend more time playing the game when it’s like that. Overall happy with events and enjoy playing them each week.
The problem is that I have progressed far enough in the main game that it takes too long to finish. I’ve been in the same town for about 6 months or so and based on the progress it will probably take me a year or more just to get the last crate. One crate is earn 50AE and the max I could get off one haul is about 2AD, but the average haul is more like 100AB given how stores have varying speeds. After 6 months I’ve earned 13AE. The other two crates are even less attainable. The main game has pretty much become worthless and my experience playing the game has just shifted to events which only run for 5 days.
So much potential
I wanted to love this game so much. The regular gameplay flowed ok as far as being able to level up my managers and still meet the goals to be able to move to the next town. I play TPB and Bud Farm so I compared it to those. I feel like those games are on the right track to finding balance. This game wasn’t quite on that level but with some tweaks and updates it could be. However, after starting the 2nd event this week I was officially turned off and deleted the app from my phone. I understand that you can’t make these events so easy that everyone will conquer them but to make them so challenging to the point where you really make no progress after the first milestone is ridiculous. Keep in mind that you aren’t collecting a lot of food and cards to level up/hire your managers to work while you’re offline. When you begin your 2nd journey your manager now needs to be level 3 or 4 in order to work automatically or else you need to sit there and manually collect everything. You need at least 3 managers working at all times to continue making progress while offline. No one has that much time to dedicate to a game. And I hate having to spend money off the bat to make progress on something. That was going to be the only way to get at least get all of the required managers leveled up so that I still made progress while the app was closed. I’ll pass. There are other games that have the algorithm right and are not stressful so I will stick with those.
Developer Response ,
Hey there, thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback on the game! We're sorry to hear that this has been so frustrating for you, and we will be passing your feedback on to the dev team at this time for their review and consideration going forward.
I deleted game, but it's not what you think...
Yes, I did delete this game (at level 35 😳) but I immediately reinstalled it because I realized what I was doing wrong. If you don't want to get stuck like I did (unable to hire a manager because I lacked cards and pies to upgrade), do NOT move on to the next town until you've completed ALL objectives. Ignore that flashing green bar and just stay put. I'm starting over from the beginning with the new strategy of staying in each town and upgrading businesses to at least 200 (possibly 300) before I move on so I can earn pies and obtain the cards from the objectives that take longer (like earning huge amounts of $$$). I like this game enough to get the most out of it and if that means not advancing as fast as I did the first time around, so be it. The graphics and characters are great and I LOVE that I can walk away from it and still earn. I can actively play and get bonuses from bird drops but I don't HAVE to. I like that. 😃
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